Srinagar: Baramulla police on Friday said they arrested four persons involved in a dacoity case and recovered looted property worth lacs from them.
The Police spokesperson in a statement said two residents of Singhpora Baramulla lodged a complaint with police that four unknown masked persons armed with knives/swords barged into their houses and held them at ransom.
The complaint further reads that the dacoits tied the members of the family with rope and also attempted molestation of one woman (name withheld) in one of the houses, spokesperson said.
“The dacoit’s looted jewelry, mobile phones etc from both the houses. The incident had created a sense of fear and insecurity in the whole area,” spokesman added.
Police spokesperson said that a case FIR number 222/2017 and 223/2017 under section 354, 380, 392, 458, 511 RPC was registered and investigation was started.
“During the course of investigation, a number of suspects were rounded up and a gang of 4 persons involved in the commission of the offence were identified and arrested,” spokesperson said.
They were identified as Nissar Ahmad rather @ Chilaikalan son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather, Mohammad Dilawar Dar son of Mohammad Yousuf, Basharat Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh residents of Hygam and Adil Hussain Khan son of Mohammad Maqbool Khan resident of Kalampora Singhpora Baramulla, he added.
“On their instance the looted property estimated at a cost of Rs 11 lakh has been recovered from different places. The weapon of offence viz knives/ropes etc have also been recovered,” spokesman said.